DStv customers can now have access to 600 free courses on online learning platform Udemy, MultiChoice South Africa announced on Monday.
The free online courses are available via the DStv app until the end of July. Furthermore, all active DStv Premium customers will receive a $5 one-month voucher to use on any of Udemy’s paid-for courses.
Course categories include Web Development; IT and Software; Personal Transformation; Microsoft; Programming Languages; Finance; Network and Security; Productivity; Languages; and 3D and Animation.
Additional channels for DStv Access
Customers can access the free courses by downloading the DStv app, signing in with their DStv customer number and clicking on the Udemy offer.
MultiChoice also announced that active DStv Access customers will have 21 additional channels currently available on DStv Family until 14 June.
These include Moja Love (CH157), the WWE channel (CH128), NickTOONS (CH308) and Boomerang HD (CH302).
PVR Premium customers aren’t left behind. They will receive one BoxOffice movie credit every week for a month until the end of June. “This reward is available to all active Premium customers with a PVR device paying a monthly Access fee,” MultiChoice said.
New DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers can also pay for a month of Showmax and get one month free at R49 until the end of June.
In the recent past, MultiChoice has been under pressure from customers, especially on social media, to reduce package prices or increase value for money.
MultiChoice SA CEO Mark Rayner addressed some of these concerns. He said, “As the nationwide lockdown continues, MultiChoice continues to provide an uninterrupted video entertainment subscription service with the best available content. We’re always looking for new and creative ways to add value for our customers.”
The latest announcement follows another one in March which launched 13 free channels for all South Africans – not just subscribers – on DStv Now.
The following 24-hour news channels were made available for free on DStv Now: BBC World, CNN, Sky News, eNCA, SABC News, Newzroom Afrika, and Euronews Now.
Other free channels include DStv (100), TBN, People’s Weather, SuperSport Play, PBS Kids and Channel O.
South Africans can also watch episodes of popular Mzansi series such as Igazi, The River, Isibaya, Binnelanders, Suidooster, and Die Ware Naarheid via the Catch Up portal on the free service.